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Churches Beyond Borders issue statement for the International Day for…

first_imgChurches Beyond Borders issue statement for the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Events Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Back to Press Releases Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Press Release Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET center_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Churches Beyond Borders, represented by Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry and the leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada have prepared a statement for the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21, 2021.The text of the statement follows:In Advent 2020, Churches Beyond Borders expressed a commitment to dismantling racism, combating white supremacy and actively seeking opportunities to engage more deeply on these important issues. In this season of Lent, we continue our journey as we join together in observing the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This is an annual day of recommitment in remembrance of the day police in Sharpeville, South Africa, opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid “pass laws” in 1960. Recognizing that the March 21 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is a calling to be lived out every day, we offer this reflection as encouragement to continue the journey with renewed determination.I have observed the misery of my people who are in Egypt; I have heard their cry on account of their taskmasters. Indeed, I know their sufferings, and I have come down to deliver them(Exodus 3:7-8a, NRSV)How do we lament the sin of racism?Racism and xenophobia have a painful, violent, deadly history that traverses all borders. The institutional church shares in the complicity of the legacies of the Doctrine of Discovery colonization, forced removal and genocide of Indigenous people, the enslavement of African and Indigenous Peoples and injustices perpetrated against all people of color. The sin of racism is structural, institutional, interpersonal and internalized. It lives in communities inside and outside the church; it continues to inflict harm on a daily basis and generate new history. How do we repent of all of this?At the burning bush, Moses hears God say, “I have heard the cries of my people.” We who follow the God of Freedom must also hear the cries of God’s people, of each other, and especially those among us who live under the constant threat and violence of racism and white supremacy. For those of us who have the privilege of closing ourselves off, we need to open ourselves to feel the painful truths of the sins of racism and white supremacy in our hearts and bodies and minds and souls. We must create spaces and structures that welcome and include the voices of those most directly impacted by the sins of racism. This message is being shared during the season of Lent, a period of self-examination, reflection, and making amends. We need to lament, repent and be transformed.Moses is told to take off his sandals. We need to lament in worship: to remove our shoes, to stand in humility, to feel the ashes on our foreheads, to be honest in the presence of God about our sins and shortcomings. Holy Ground is a gift that supports lamentation, repentance, transformation and discernment.Moses is sent to work for the freedom of people. Oppression is not inevitable or insurmountable. Things can change. Challenging racism and white supremacy calls each of us to deep and honest consideration of perceptions, biases, behaviors and systemic patterns. We echo the United Nations call to take the strongest possible stand against racism, discrimination and intolerance of every kind, to spread the word to fight racism and to take stock of the state of human rights and hate speech today and reflect on how each of us can stand up for rights. In lamentation and repentance, we hear God’s call to act for the dismantling of racism.Moses admits his own fears and reluctance. God directs Moses to connect with his siblings. God provides Miriam and Aaron to make up for Moses’ weaknesses and to enhance his strengths. The journey is long and the work is hard, crossing many difficult borders in our lives, communities, and our churches. We give thanks for the gift of community on this journey and in this work.We invite you to join us in prayer:God of Holy Ground, move us to lament and repent. Open our hearts, bodies, minds and souls to the cries of your people. Transform us by your presence. Drive us into action for the dismantling of racism in relationships, communities and societies. Bless us with companions who support us, challenge us and help us keeping going. We pray for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. In the name of Jesus. Amen.We commend to you these resources for further reflection and discernment:Suggested action from the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights to #FightRacismExplanation of the Declaration of the ELCA to People of African Descent“Doctrine of Discovery: Stolen lands, Strong Hearts” is a film about a devastating decision, made over 500 years ago, which continues to profoundly impact Indigenous and Settler people worldwide.Call to Racial Reconciliation: “Litany of Repentance” and “Commissioning for the Ministry of Justice and Reconciliation” from the “10th Anniversary Celebration of Full Communion” between the Episcopal Church and the Northern and Southern Provinces of the Moravian ChurchSacred Teachings Podcast: Indigenous Elders all across Turtle Island share teachings, languages, traditions and stories of the Ancestors.The Ecumenical Conversation on the International Decade for People of African Descent Recordings of November 26, 2020 online event and companion study guide.“With Love Before Us, We Are Walking” recording of Gospel Jam 7 (February 13, 2021) with Archbishop Mark MacDonald and special guest Bishop Michael CurryELCA Anti-Racism Pledge – Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaReport for [The Episcopal Church] House of Bishops from its Theology Committee: White Supremacy, the Beloved Community, and Learning to ListenAnglican Church of Canada House of Bishop’s Statement on Confronting RacismEvangelical Lutheran Church in Canada Pastoral Letter regarding the ongoing sin of Racism.In Christ – Shalom,National Bishop Susan C. JohnsonEvangelical Lutheran Church in CanadaArchbishop and Primate Linda NichollsAnglican Church of CanadaPresiding Bishop Michael B. CurryThe Episcopal ChurchPresiding Bishop Elizabeth A. EatonEvangelical Lutheran Church in America Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Tampa, FL Rector Belleville, IL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Church Office of Public AffairsPosted Mar 17, 2021 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit an Event Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY last_img read more

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Florence now a major Category 4 hurricane

first_img– Rainfall Impact: Florence could not only produce heavy rain along the coast, but also farther inland across the Carolinas and mid-Atlantic. That heavy rain threat may last for days if Florence stalls out into this weekend or early next week, as suggested by some forecast guidance. If that stall occurs, disastrous flooding could occur in some areas. See the link below for more information.(MORE: Potentially Disastrous Inland Flooding Possible) At a GlanceFlorence has rapidly intensified into a Category 4 hurricane.A strike on the U.S. East Coast is now likely Thursday.Life-threatening storm surge and destructive winds are expected.Massive inland rainfall flooding is also expected from Florence lingering into next week.Tropical-storm-force winds may arrive as soon as Wednesday night.Florence is also generating dangerous surf and rip currents along the East Coast. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Hurricane Florence has rapidly intensified into a Category 4 hurricane in just hours and is likely to lash the East Coast later this week with life-threatening storm surge, destructive winds, and massive inland rainfall flooding. Where Florence turns northward around the western periphery of that high-pressure system will determine what part of the coastline experiences the worst wind and storm-surge impacts typically near the eye.The National Hurricane Center is forecasting Florence to be a major hurricane (Category 3 or stronger) when it arrives at the southeastern U.S. coast Thursday. Florence may become only the fourth Category 4 hurricane to make landfall along the U.S. East Coast north of Georgia, joining Hugo (1989), Gracie (1959) and Hazel (1954), according to the historical database.Here is what we know right now about Florence’s track timing. All of this is subject to change in the days ahead, so check back for updates.– Timing: The peak coastal impacts from Florence are expected Thursday and Thursday night. Tropical-storm-force winds may arrive as soon as Wednesday night, but most certainly by Thursday morning along the southeastern U.S. coast in the general area of the forecast path. Impacts from Florence, particularly heavy rain, may continue into this weekend or early next week if it stalls out for a time, as suggested by forecast guidance.– Locations Potentially Affected: Areas from the Carolinas to Virginia are at greatest risk for major impacts from Florence. Locations farther south, such as Georgia, and farther north into the mid-Atlantic should also monitor Florence for any forecast changes.Potential U.S. ImpactsWe cannot pinpoint exact locations that will see the worst impacts from storm surge, wind and rainfall flooding. However, some potential impacts are coming into a bit more focus.– Storm-Surge Impact: A destructive storm surge will accompany the eye coming ashore Thursday. It will be highest to the north or northeast of where the center comes ashore. Large, battering waves will ride atop this surge. All evacuation orders from local officials should be followed because of this dangerous threat. Significant beach erosion is also likely on the southeastern U.S. coast.According to research by Dr. Jeff Masters of Weather Underground, record storm-surge heights of 15 to 20 feet are possible just to the east of the landfall point if Florence strikes the coast of North or South Carolina as a Category 3 or stronger hurricane.(MORE: Expect a Storm Surge of 15-20 Feet in a Landfalling Category 4 Storm in the Carolinas) Current Storm Status(The highest cloud tops, corresponding to the most vigorous convection, are shown in the brightest red colors. Clustering, deep convection around the center is a sign of a healthy tropical cyclone.) TAGSHurricane Florenceweather.com Previous articleLet’s Talk About It: Long drive champion donates winnings to scholarshipsNext articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Projected Path(The red-shaded area denotes the potential path of the center of the tropical cyclone. It’s important to note that impacts (particularly heavy rain, high surf, coastal flooding, winds) with any tropical cyclone usually spread beyond its forecast path.) Hurricane Florence has rapidly intensified into a Category 4 major hurricane south-southeast of Bermuda and is likely to lash the U.S. East Coast later this week with life-threatening storm surge, destructive winds and massive inland rainfall flooding in one of the strongest strikes on record for this part of the East Coast.If you’re in the East Coast threat zone, now is the time to develop or firm up your hurricane preparedness plan and be ready to implement it if necessary. Residents in coastal areas should follow evacuation orders from local officials because of the potential for life-threatening storm-surge flooding.The first hurricane and storm surge watches for the southeastern U.S. coast will likely be issued Tuesday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center.Current StatusAs of late Monday afternoon, Florence was centered more than 1,100 miles east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, moving west-northwestward. Hurricane Season 2018Destructive strike likely on the southeast coastBy weather.com You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here – Wind Impact: Numerous downed trees and long-lasting power outages could occur near and inland from where the center of Florence strikes. This threat of tree damage and power outages may also extend across Florence’s larger swath of tropical-storm-force winds. Structural damage to homes and buildings is possible, particularly where the core of any hurricane-force winds moves through.center_img Florence Rainfall Outlook(This should be interpreted as a broad outlook of where the heaviest rain may fall and may shift based on the forecast path. Extreme amounts may occur where bands of rain stall over a period of several hours. ) Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Model Forecast Wave Heights(Large, battering waves are depicted by the purple contours on this model forecast.) Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Data from an NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicated Florence’s maximum sustained winds had increased to 140 mph late Monday afternoon.Florence underwent rapid intensification Sunday into Monday when its winds jumped up from 75 mph to 130 mph in just 25 hours ending 12 p.m. EDT Monday.Florence’s central pressure also plunged from 969 millibars to 946 millibars on Monday morning, then fell to 939 millibars by late Monday afternoon – an indication of rapid strengthening.Florence has generated swells that are affecting parts of the U.S. East Coast. Swells are also propagating to Bermuda and north- and northeastward-facing coasts of the Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico, Hispañiola, the Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas.These swells will produce life-threatening surf and rip current conditions at these beaches.Track ForecastWhile there still remains some uncertainty in the precise track of Florence, a destructive strike on the U.S. East Coast is likely.The key to Florence’s path hinges on the strength and westward extent of a dome of high pressure aloft, which is developing and will strengthen north of Florence over the western Atlantic Ocean into Tuesday.That bullish high-pressure ridge is expected to be strong enough and far enough west to push Florence to the southeastern U.S. coast. Please enter your name here The name Florence has been used for Atlantic tropical storms and hurricanes since 1953. Unfortunately, the destructive potential of this iteration could mean the name Florence may be retired from future use. Tropical-Storm-Force Wind Probabilities(Winds of 39 mph or greater are expected to begin at the times indicated in purple. Preparations should be completed 12 to 18 hours before this time.)last_img read more

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Roličky Houses / cakov+partners

first_img Year:  “COPY” Houses Roličky Houses / cakov+partners CopyAbout this officecakov+partnersOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBratislavaOn FacebookSlovakiaPublished on April 07, 2021Cite: “Roličky Houses / cakov+partners” 07 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Slovakia Roličky Houses / cakov+partnersSave this projectSaveRoličky Houses / cakov+partners ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959679/rolicky-houses-cakov-plus-partners Clipboard ArchDaily Photographs Architects: cakov+partners Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959679/rolicky-houses-cakov-plus-partners Clipboard Manufacturers: Reynaers Aluminium, Sto, RustiqueDesign Team:Kalin Cakov, Metodiy Monev, Ján Obušek,Collaborators :Tomáš Fojtik, Michal Kyselica, Soňa DianováCity:BratislavaCountry:SlovakiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tomáš ManinaRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapHotel ApplicationsAccoyaAccoya® Wood at World Hotels Salinda ResortsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. Roličky Houses are located on a hill above the city in Vtáčnik district, where active construction activity has been taking place in recent years. According to the new zoning plan, this part of the city was designated for housing, represented mainly by apartment buildings. In addition to our project, several residential developments have been built at the same time and others are being prepared for construction. Save this picture!© Tomáš ManinaRoličky Houses project is responding to its surroundings and its urban placement in the terrain is based on the environment and the shape of the plot. The intention of the project was to ensure a great deal of privacy for residents on one hand, and on the other hand to take advantage of the nice views of Bratislava. For this purpose, the project “opens up” towards the city and the hill. The side facades are perforated minimally. They are fitted with small atriums or loggias that help illuminate the deep floor plans. At the same time, they allow transverse ventilation of the daily zone of the apartments. Save this picture!© Tomáš ManinaSave this picture!© Tomáš ManinaThe project consists of nine detached houses in which 27 large-scale apartments are located.  All houses are accessible by one common private road and they are arranged in a line. At both ends, they retreat according to the fan shape of the plot. Each house has three floors and one shared garage located in the basement. Spaces between the houses are used as terraces and green areas. Typologically, these are family houses, as there are three apartments in each of them. Each floor consists of one apartment that is directly accessible from the elevator. Save this picture!© Tomáš ManinaThe floor plan of the apartments is divided into three basic zones. Day zone has a southeast orientation thus maximizing the use of the entire width of the house so that the living room, dining room, and kitchen have a view of the city. The night zone is oriented to the northwest. Entrance, technical and hygiene utilities are placed in the middle of the apartment.  Each zone has its own loggia or atrium of different sizes according to the purpose of use. Additionally, each apartment has a large terrace accessible directly from the apartment or is located on the house roof (for apartments located on the second floor). Roof terraces have a shower and a summer kitchen, which are sunk (hidden) in the construction of the house. The rest of the terraces is an extensive green roof and skylights that illuminate the bathrooms located one floor below. Apartments on the ground floor have adjoining land or large green atriums.Save this picture!© Tomáš ManinaThe houses have a higher technical and spatial standard than usual: the clear height in the garages is 3,3 m, in the apartments it is 2,9 m. The facades are maintenance-free, lined with brick cladding and alucobond, windows are made of aluminum with blinds. Each apartment has its own gas boiler connected to the floor heating system. The overall expression of the project is minimalist. The predominant color is uniformly gray and is complemented by black accents. The access road is lined with bricks from the same manufacturer of the facade bricks. When viewed from a distance, the project doesn’t “scream” but merges with the hill. Save this picture!© Tomáš ManinaProject gallerySee allShow lessTapestry Design Prize for Architects Call for EntriesIdeasPURE DESIGN CONTEST by Wooden Story : Call for SubmissionsOpportunities Share “COPY” CopyHouses•Bratislava, Slovakia Photographs:  Tomáš Manina Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  9080 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2019 Projects Save this picture!© Tomáš Manina+ 26Curated by Paula Pintos Sharelast_img read more

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Breast Cancer Campaign partners with recycling company

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 2 August 2006 | News  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Tradingcenter_img EBP now runs inkjet and laser cartridge collection schemes in 12 countries raising around £500,000 a year for charities. Breast Cancer Campaign is working with Environmental Business Products (EBP) to ask individual and business supporters to donate their empty inkjet and laser cartridges to raise funds for the charity.Breast Cancer Campaign will receive £1 for each recyclable cartridge.EBP offers Freepost return envelopes for inkjet cartridges, while larger laser cartridges can be collected free of charge directly from offices. Advertisement Breast Cancer Campaign partners with recycling companylast_img read more

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140 charities to take part in Remember A Charity Week

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 This year’s Remember A Charity Week is being promoted by 140 charities. The campaign’s organisers say that the week, which runs from 13-19 September, could be one of the biggest cross-charity campaigns in the UK.The Remember A Charity consortium was set up in 2000 to encourage more people to consider leaving a gift to charities in their Will once they’ve looked after family and friends.This year’s Remember A Charity Week will see member charities running their own PR activities, using branded materials including teabags and ribbon to help promote the campaign. For example The Salvation Army will be branding their 800 corps nationwide, and The Children’s Society will be giving away free teabags with purchases in their charity shops.The campaign will also feature a “Legacies through a Lens” photography exhibition to be held at the Oxo Tower in London. The exhibition will showcase photographs taken by various celebrities, capturing the work of legacies and the difference that they can make to a charity.The campaign could make a substantial difference to charities: the UK legacy market is currently worth more than 25 times the annual amount raised by Comic Relief, yet just a 4% change in behaviour would raise a further £1 billion for good causes every year.www.rememberacharity.org.uk Howard Lake | 14 July 2010 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 140 charities to take part in Remember A Charity Week  57 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Tagged with: legacies Remember a Charitylast_img read more

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IAC co-director: ‘Solidarity with Venezuela — the crisis is now!’

first_imgOn April 30, The People’s Forum called a press conference in New York City in response to developments that day in the ongoing coup attempt in Venezuela. Among the community leaders who demanded the U.S. government cease all intervention in Venezuela were Rev. Claudia de la Cruz of The People’s Forum, who chaired the event; Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign; Rev. Dr. Luis Barrios, professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Rev. Juan Carlos Ruiz of the Sanctuary Movement; Ben Becker of the Answer Coalition, and Omar Freilla of Green Worker Cooperatives. The event was covered by national news channels, including ABC, CBS, NBC and Telesur, and live-streamed by New York’s local Channel 7.The following slightly edited remarks were delivered at the press conference by Sara Flounders, co-director of the International Action Center.Speaking for the International Action Center and the No War On Venezuela Campaign, we can say confidently that people all over the world stand with Venezuela today. At the time of the U.S.-orchestrated crisis at Venezuela’s border on Feb. 23, millions of people mobilized in Venezuela to defend their country. Joining them were people in 153 cities around the world who organized solidarity actions with Venezuela.This latest, frantic effort by the U.S. to overturn the democratically elected government of Venezuela will fail just as every past effort has failed.I have been watching online videos from Venezuela all morning and have seen tens of thousands of people gathering in front of the Presidential Palace in Caracas, ready to defend their president, their constitutional government and their country.The people are in the streets now en masse, called out by their own community councils. The videos show that they are well organized and very determined. The national military remains patriotic and firm. All are determined to build a shared future without U.S. colonial and imperialist domination.On my recent visit to Venezuela, I saw people mobilizing in masses, in the millions. They gathered together in People’s Community Councils, Collectivos, People’s Communes — and in the 2-million-strong armed People’s Militia. All of these represent the power of the Venezuelan people organizing in their own name and for their own good. Today’s Wall Street-backed coup effort is happening on April 30 because this is the eve of May Day — and May Day all around the world stands for mass mobilizations of People Power. And that is exactly what Wall Street wants to push back everywhere, including Venezuela — mobilized People Power. The U.S. coup efforts are attempts on a grand scale at piracy and looting of resources that should belong to the Venezuelan people. They are a violation of the U.N. Charter, international law and U.S. law. Meanwhile, big-business media repeat U.S. state propaganda and blank out the truth of how life has improved for the poorest and most oppressed in Venezuela under the Bolivarian government.We denounce U.S. war, including war on the Venezuela people — war by strangulation through sanctions, by direct and indirect military attacks. The U.S. is involved in endless wars launched from 800 U.S. military bases around the world. All of these atrocities and injustices are paid for by the internal war on working and oppressed people in the U.S. People here desperately need the resources and assistance that could be paid for with the billions sunk into endless war.And Venezuela needs peace. Venezuela needs control of its own resources, for its own people. Venezuela needs respect for its own democratic process.Right now, solidarity activists in Washington, D.C., are courageously defending the Venezuela Embassy. Right-wingers who back the U.S. coup are trying to take over the embassy, the property of the democratically elected Venezuelan Government. Show solidarity with Venezuela in whatever way you can — the crisis is now!As for us, on May Day we will be out in force on Wall Street — to fight for working people here and to defend Venezuela and its people.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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The Science of Solving Crimes: Pasadena Police Forensic Specialists Spotlighted on Forensic Science Week

first_img Whether trying to solve home burglaries or murders, the small group of men and women who make up the Pasadena Police Departments Forensics Section work seven days, and nights, each week in their lab and in the field to apply science to criminal investigations.City officials took to social media Tuesday to highlight the “invaluable work and contributions” of the forensics specialist Tuesday, in the midst of Forensic Science Week, which began Sunday and ends Saturday.While they are not sworn law enforcement officers, the work of the forensic specialists is invaluable to policing in Pasadena, Lt. William Grisafe said.“Police detectives can make assumptions about certain aspects of a crime such as the cause, manner, etcetera… but it takes the work of forensics specialists to definitively prove these assumptions in a scientific manner,” the lieutenant said.“Without these specialists, numerous crimes would either never be solved or would take significantly longer to solve. The fact that they can provide scientific facts about crimes makes their worth immeasurable.”The process of forensic science is an impersonal one, said PPD Forensics Supervisor Alex Padilla, who leads a team of six forensics specialists and has been with the agency for 33 years.“It doesn’t look at the person, it looks at the evidence,” he said. “Not only can it show guilt, but it can exonerate, as well.”“This is science-based,” Padilla added. “Everybody in my office is kind of a science nerd.”Padilla said he’s never been a fan of any of the countless television drama series centering around forensic crime scene investigators. He tried to watch one once, he said, but once the show depicted an investigator pouring gel into a wound, then pulling out a molding of a knife blade, he’d seen enough.In reality, the work is often a slow, methodical process. Lab results, such as DNA analysis, generally take weeks or months.“What we do is tedious work,” Padilla said. Team members can spend hours photographing and documenting dozens of items of evidence at a crime scene“Everything that we do is kind of slow, it’s redundant,” he said. “We’ve got a lot of checks and balances.”After being carefully collected, every fingerprint is independently analyzed by three specialists who have undergone at least two years of training in interpreting fingerprints, officials said. The skill is a perishable one and must be constantly kept up with retraining. All three analysts must agree, without knowledge of the determinations of their colleagues, before the match is considered positive.The technology at the disposal of forensic investigators has come a long way over the past three decades.The analysis of DNA evidence, for instance, has become increasingly prevalent. The Los Angeles County’s forensics facilities, where PPD specialists send samples for analysis, is now able to analyze samples in property crimes such as burglaries, while it was reserved only for major crimes in its earlier days.“We’ve really made some advancements,” Padilla said.Other duties of forensic specialists include collecting evidence such as blood, performing chemical analysis, creating detailed crime scene diagrams, packing samples for analysis at the county laboratory, and taking many, many photographs and videos.“It requires a strong stomach,” according to Padilla. “Some stuff is very hard to watch.”But seeing the scientific inquiry translate into real-world results is also highly satisfying, he said.The Forensics Section is planning to move into a new, larger office at the Pasadena Police Department over the next month or so, Padilla said.Once the move is complete, Padilla said he plans to turn his attention to launching an internship program to allow college students to gain experience in the field.Because there are relatively few of them, compared to the number of police officers at any given law enforcement agency, the field is “very competitive,” he said.The last time that I hired somebody, I went through a couple of hundred applications,” Padilla said. Applicants came from all over the nation.In addition to Padilla, the team is composed of forensic specialists Veronica Palomera, Johnathan Schmidt, Noel Herrera, Olivia Gomez, Jennifer Castillo, and Katie Sullivan.“I have a really good crew right now. They really want to be in the middle of it,” Padilla said. “I’m really grateful for them.” 21 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it ‹› More Cool Stuff Pasadena Police Department Forensic Specialist Noel Herrera uses a metal detector in an undated photo provided by the department. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. 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Former soccer star goes from Spurs to jail

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin Advertisement Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleLimerick Post Show | Anytime of the MonthNext articleCity publicans alert to danger of Covid resurgence David Raleigh Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post center_img Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener LimerickNewsFormer soccer star goes from Spurs to jailBy David Raleigh – September 25, 2020 3580 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash A FORMER Tottenham Hotspur soccer player has been jailed for two years with the final year suspended, after admitting stealing €11,000 to pay off a drug debt to a Limerick crime family.Denis Igoe (26) of Station Court, Ennis pleaded guilty at Limerick Circuit Court to 25 counts of theft.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up His victims were elderly and vulnerable, ranging in age from 65 to 91 years.Igoe went on a three-week crime thieving spree between last February and March to pay off the drug debt.The court heard that during a 2011 game against Aston Villa, Igoe scored twice for a Spurs youth team, but, in the same match, he suffered a career-ending leg injury which led to him returning to his family in Ireland where he got a job as a salesman with PhoneWatch.Reviewing the evidence, Judge Tom O’Donnell said that Igoe became the firm’s top sales person but he developed a serious cocaine addiction and his life spiralled out of control.He lost his job due to circumstances not disclosed in court.Unknown to his former employer, he called to the homes of ten PhoneWatch customers in Limerick, Tipperary and Cork, and convinced them to purchase what they thought were upgrades to their security plans or additional home security products.The customers gave Igoe their bank cards thinking they had made purchases on a handheld lodgement device, when in fact he used an app on his mobile phone to scan the bank card details, including the PIN number.He would keep the customer’s  bank card, give them a false receipt and hand them back a bank card belonging to a previous victim.By the time the customer noticed they had the wrong card, Igoe had withdraw cash from their account.In one incident Igoe called to he home of a 81-year old nun, and having stolen her bank card, he used it to withdraw €2,100 in cash. He also used the card to purchase jewellery worth €1,750.The victims were considerably worried about the loss of their money in the early stages, but they were eventually reimbursed by their banks.“There was also reputational damage to PhoneWatch,” the judge addedAfter his arrest he co-operated with Gardaí and admitted his crimes.In a letter to the court, Igoe described how he developed a cocaine addiction and owed a drug debt to “a well feared family in Limerick” who threatened him and his family if he didn’t clear the debt.Gardaí accepted that the threats to Igoe were legitimate, and he was “under pressure” to quickly find money to pay the criminals. He had collected over €10,000 to reimburse the banks.Holding a set of rosary beads and a prayer card during the hearing, he apologised to his victims and the court.Imposing a sentence of two years in prison, with the final 12 months suspended, Judge O’Donnell backdated the sentence to March 6 when Igoe was arrested and held in custody without bail. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live last_img read more

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HC Directs Govt. To Finalize a Location for Construction of Permanent Campus For NIT, Uttarakhand, Within Four Months[Read Judgment]

first_imgNews UpdatesHC Directs Govt. To Finalize a Location for Construction of Permanent Campus For NIT, Uttarakhand, Within Four Months[Read Judgment] Akshita Saxena27 July 2020 2:14 AMShare This – xResolving a decade long deadlock between the Central Government and the State Government, the Uttarakhand High Court on Monday issued directions for identification of a suitable location and construction of permanent campus of NIT, Uttarakhand. The judgment, passed by a division bench led by Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan, who is set to retire today, comes as a big relief to the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginResolving a decade long deadlock between the Central Government and the State Government, the Uttarakhand High Court on Monday issued directions for identification of a suitable location and construction of permanent campus of NIT, Uttarakhand. The judgment, passed by a division bench led by Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan, who is set to retire today, comes as a big relief to the students of NIT, Uttarakhand, who have been the ultimate victims of “bureaucratic apathy” and “indifference”. The bench, also comprised of Justice Ramesh Chandra Khulbe has ordered the Central Government to seek expert opinion and finalize a location for construction of permanent campus of NIT, Uttarakhand, within four months. In the meanwhile, it has been directed to consider the detailed project report submitted by team of architects and engineers of IIT Roorkee, regarding provision of infrastructural facilities at the temporary campus of NIT, Uttarakhand at Srinagar, and release the funds required for implementation thereof. Background A piece of land that was allotted by the State of Uttarakhand in 2013 in Sumari region of the State for the NIT campus was later rejected by MHRD, Government of India in 2016, based on expert reports that the region was not fit to build a permanent campus for institutions of higher learning, as it was prone to landslides and earthquakes. Despite high level letter exchanges between the Central and the State Government, the deadlock continued and even the temporary campus facilities for the students at Srinagar suffered. This led to filing of the present PIL in the year 2018, by an alumnus of NIT, Uttarakhand. During the pendency of the writ petition, students studying at the temporary campus of NIT at Srinagar, in the first, second and third year of their B.Tech course, were shifted to the Jaipur Campus of the NIT in Rajasthan. Later, the Union of India decided on Sumari as the permanent campus of NIT, Uttarakhand, with a view “to end the impasse”. Findings In its judgment, the division bench has examined the scope of its powers under Article 226 of the Constitution to interfere with the expert reports and policy decisions of the Government, vis-à-vis welfare of students. “While it is not open to the High Court, in the exercise of its powers of judicial review, to substitute its views for that of the Central Government, the Court can, on being satisfied that the decision, to locate the permanent campus at Sumari, “only to end the impasse”, is irrational and arbitrary, direct the Government of India to re-examine the matter from the safety angle, seek expert opinion in this regard, and then take a conscious decision on whether Sumari, as the location for the permanent campus of NIT, Uttarakhand, satisfies the minimum safety norms required to house the students and the faculty of NIT,” the bench has held. Failure to satisfy the tests of rationality and reasonableness would render the decision violative of Article 14 of the Constitution Ordinarily, the Courts refrain from interfering with the policy decisions taken by the Government. In the present case however, the division bench noted that the decision to build permanent campus in Samurai area was irrational inasmuch as the safety of students and faculty, for whose benefit the Institution is primarily established, had been completely ignored. It noted that the geo-technical survey carried out by the Geological Survey of India did not indicate the safety of students and staff having been taken into consideration in making its recommendations that the land at Sumari is suitable. While earlier the MHRD had informed the Chief Secretary Government of Uttarakhand that the land at Sumari was found unsuitable as it was prone to landslides; and the safety of students and staff would be a constraint concern, the GoI had suddenly agreed on the same location merely “to end the impasse.” In view of these circumstances the Court held, “Decisions, even those falling within the realm of executive policy, cannot be taken in such a casual manner. Ending an impasse between the Centre and the State is no ground for the Government of India to agree for the permanent campus of the NIT, Uttarakhand to be located at Sumari. Such a decision smacks of irrationality, and suffers from manifest arbitrariness falling foul of Article 14 of the Constitution of India.” Need for Courts to defer to expert opinion The bench was alive of the fact that findings of expert bodies, in technical and scientific matters, cannot ordinarily be interfered with by Courts in the exercise of their jurisdiction under Article 226 of the Constitution. “Defer to the reports, of these expert bodies, we must,” the bench remarked. However, it proceeded to observe that deference does not mean that the plight of the students and the staff of NIT should be ignored by Courts, “for even policy decisions must not fall foul of the provisions of Part III of the Constitution,” it held. “If the decision taken, on the basis of the expert opinion, is ex-facie irrational, unreasonable and arbitrary, violating Article 14 of the Constitution of India, it is the obligation of Constitutional Courts to interfere, notwithstanding that it would, ordinarily, defer to expert opinion,” the Court observed. Exercise of discretion must also satisfy the test of reasonableness The choice of location of the permanent campus falls within the discretion of the Executive, and do not ordinarily warrant judicial interference. However, this exercise of discretion must be directed properly in law. The bench held that a person entrusted with a discretion must call his own attention to the matters which he is bound to consider and must exclude from his consideration matters which are irrelevant. In the instant case, the Court held that the Government failed to consider the relevant matters viz. safety of students and staff and considered extraneous matters viz. ending an impasse. “It is only if the Central Government had exercised its discretion taking into consideration relevant factors, and eschewing those which are irrelevant, would exercise of judicial restraint have been in order. The relevant fact, which the Central Government failed to take into consideration, was the safety of the students and the staff for whose benefit, primarily, the permanent campus of the NIT is established. The admission by the Central Government that the decision to locate the permanent campus at Sumari, is “only with a view to end the impasse”, is an irrelevant factor which weighed with it in exercising its discretion to locate the permanent campus of the NIT, Uttarakhand at Sumari. Such exercise of discretion is not immune from judicial review within the narrow parameters of “illegality” and “irrationality”,” the bench thus concluded. It Is Not Necessary To Examine, Application Of The “Hard Look Doctrine” The Petitioner had contended that the Government’s decision to build the permanent NIT campus at Samurai should be examined by applying the “Hard-Look doctrine” which requires agencies to give detailed explanations for their decisions; justify departures from past practices; allow participation in the regulatory processes by a wide range of affected groups; and to consider reasonable alternatives, explaining why they were rejected. However, having found the Government decision to be irrational and arbitrary, the Court held that there was no need to indulge into “newly propounded doctrines.” “In the light of what we have observed hereinabove, we hold that the decision of the Government of India, to locate the permanent campus of NIT, Uttarakhand at Sumari, “only with a view to end the impasse”, is irrational, unreasonable, arbitrary and in violation of Article 14 of the Constitution of India, as it is a decision which is outrageous in its defiance of logic, and no reasonable person, who had applied his mind to the question to be decided, could have arrived at such a conclusion. As we are satisfied that the decision of the respondents, to locate the permanent campus of NIT, Uttarakhand, at Sumari suffers from the vice of irrationality and unreasonableness, falling foul of Article 14 of the Constitution of India, it is unnecessary for us to take in aid the newly propounded doctrines,” it was held. Near fatal accident suffered by two students of NIT, Srinagar Before parting, the Court expressed sympathy with two girl-students of NIT, Srinagar who were hit by an over-speeding vehicle while walking down the National Highway from their hostel, to attend the laboratory classes (as both these sites are not internally interconnected and the only mode of commutation is by travelling on the National Highway). Unfortunately, one of the girls in the incident broke her backbone and the lower part of her body became completely paralyzed. “The future of a young bright under-graduate student, of a reputed Institution like the NIT, has been completely destroyed as a result of the hit and run accident. The young girl continues to suffer the agony of a broken spine, and the lower part of her body being completely paralyzed. The dreams she would have had, of a bright future as an Engineer, lie completely shattered,” the Court sympathized. While the Court was of the opinion that the respondents cannot be held directly responsible for this hit and run accident, it observed that the accident could have been easily avoided if an internal pathway for students to commute from one segment of the campus to another was constructed. The bench therefore directed the Central Government to provide necessary funds to NIT, Uttarakhand to enable the latter to reimburse the victim, the entire expenditure incurred by her for the continuous medical treatment of her spinal cord injury and associated paralysis of her lower limbs. “The aforesaid benefit of reimbursement of medical expenses shall be extended by NIT, Uttarakhand throughout Ms. Neelam Meena’s life time. In addition to the compensation of Rs. 25 lacs which has already been paid, both the Government of India and NIT, Uttarakhand shall pay Ms. Neelam Meena, in addition, another sum of Rs. 25.00 lacs as compensation for the trauma she is undergoing as a result of the near fatal injuries she has suffered,” the bench added. Case Details: Case Title: Jasveer Singh v. State of Uttarakhand & Ors. Case No.: WP (PIL) No. 217/2018 Quorum: Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice Ramesh Chandra Khulbe Appearance: Advocate Abhijay Negi (for Petitioner); Advocate General SN Babulkar assisted by Standing Counsel Pradeep Joshi (for State); Standing Counsel VK Kapruwan (for Union of India); Advocate Ajay Singh Bisht (for third Respondent) Click Here To Download Judgment Read Judgment Next Storylast_img read more

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Michael Morgan displays his extensive collection of Bibles and Psalters

first_img Sponsored Content To house the collection, Morgan has built a wing on his home that is virtually fireproof.He began collecting English translations in 1970 as a graduate student. As a church organist, he had a passion for the hymns and for the Bible.“I decided to concentrate on the translations of the English Bibles,” he said.A most prized Bible in his collection is a first printing of the King James Bible. Skip By Jaine Treadwell Print Article Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Michael Morgan displays his extensive collection of Bibles and Psalters “I am very blessed that my mentor left me a first printing of the King James Bible, a value in the six figures,” Morgan said. “On my salary as organist at Central Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, it is a collection I would never have had.”Some of the artifacts that were on display at the Troy Public Library are more than 470 years old.Included in the Bible exhibit were versions by John Wycliffe, the “Morningstar of the English Reformation,” and William Tyndale, who was burned as a heretic for his translation of the New Testament.Also in the exhibit were versions by Miles Cloverdale, the priest who translated the first complete printed English Bible, the Great Bible of Henry the Eighth, the version done by the English and Scottish refugees during the reign of “Bloody Mary” and the first Catholic Bible in English.Editions of the King James Bible included all of the major revisions from 1616 to 1769 and several illustrated editions.As fascinating as the Bibles, New Testaments and Psalms were, Morgan’s extensive knowledge of the people who made the translations and their stories also caught the ears of the audience.Women played a role in translating the Bible to English. Among them were Margaret Patullo and Julia Smith.“Margaret Patullo was the first woman to translate the Book of Psalms,” Morgan said. “She was a chronologically gifted lady in Perth, Scotland. Over the years, she had paraphrased the Psalms for her own devotional contemplation.”One Sunday after church, Patullo asked her minister to read the manuscript and offer suggestions to improve it.“After reading a few of her verses, the minister realized that the poetry was not the best,” Morgan said. “But rather than confront her with his judgment call, he put the notebook in a drawer and forgot about it.”A couple of years later, Patullo asked for the manuscript back and was told by the minister that there was nothing he could do to make it better.“Margaret Patullo took that to mean it was perfect the way it was,” Morgan said. “She then had enough copies printed at her own expense to give to all of her friends and enough to stock the bookstores in Glasgow and Edinburgh.”Her friends realized, too, that her poetry was not the best. To spare Patullo the embarrassment of having a critic’s unfavorable review, her friends bought all available copies and destroyed them.“Margaret Patullo went to her grave thinking she had written a version of Psalms that had sold out quickly,” Morgan said. “That book is now one of the rarest Psalters to be found.”Another woman of special interest was Julia Smith of Glastonbury, Connecticut, who had a working knowledge of Latin, Greek and Hebrew.After having read the Bible in its original language, Smith created her own which she completed in 1855 after a number of revisions. She accomplished the work on her own because she said that she knew of no one who knew more about it than she did.In 1876, when Smith was 84 years of age and 21 years after completing her work, she and her sister, Abby Smith, published her work at a cost of $4,000.Morgan displayed two 1613 printings that once belonged to President Franklin Pierce and Mary Phillips, the last woman in England to be burned as a witch in 1705. Both attracted great interest from the audience.Morgan said his mentor taught him to never stop learning, reading and researching.“It is amazing what all there is to learn,” he said. “And, I continue to look for translations for my collection. And, it is amazing, too, what you can find … and on eBay.“One translation that I wanted very much was on eBay. I held my bid until the last 10 seconds. No one else bid and I got the translation for the starting bid of $27 and postage.”Morgan said the one selling the Bible had no idea what he or she had and evidently no one else did either.Morgan doesn’t consider himself a greater authority on rare English Bibles, New Testaments, Gospels and Psalms. He’s just more passionate. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 11:00 pm Friday, December 7, 2012 You Might Like Citrus trees produce an abundant harvest this season Lemon trees all across Pike County are producing bumper crops this year. Jason Smiley is pictured above with a lemon… read more By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Beauty was found in the wear of the rare English Bibles on display at the Troy Public Library Friday. Visitors were allowed to flip through many of the books collected by Michael Morgan that date back to the 1300s.In speaking of the Bible, Benjamin Franklin said that “we” will not fully understand the Bible until we meet the author.The translators of the Bible, not the author, were the focus of the lecture given by Michael Morgan of Atlanta at the Troy Public Library Friday afternoon. The lecture was hosted by the Troy Arts Council and the city library.Morgan has an extensive collection of rare early English Bibles and Psalters. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen A small portion of his collection was on display at Troy Public Library throughout the day on Friday.“I don’t have the most extensive collection, but probably do have the most comprehensive collection,” Morgan said. “Virtually every English version is represented – the Bible, the New Testament, the Gospels and Psalms.”Morgan’s collection of more than 4,000 translations includes 1,000 Psalms, 375 Bibles and 600 New Testaments and is valued at more than $1.5 million.last_img read more

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